Yael Chaver is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.A.) and of the University of California, Berkeley (M.A. and Ph.D.). She is a Research Fellow at U.C. Berkeley, and teaches Yiddish there and in the Berkeley community. Chaver has published several essays on modern Yiddish culture and What Must Be Forgotten: The Survival of Yiddish in Zionist Palestine (2004); the Hebrew version of the book is in press with Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem. She is currently working on projects involving the Yiddish poets Rikuda Potash and Dvoyre Fogel.